In Memories of a Lost Egypt ($20; Clarkson Potter), Colette Rossant weaves recipes into her exotic tale of growing up in Cairo with a French mother, an Egyptian father and Jewish grandparents.
Keukenhof gardens will be 50 this month, but that's not the only reason Amsterdam is celebrating. Café Amsterdam, a hot spot near the Old Amsterdam Gas Factory on the west side of the city, is at the center of a once-bleak industrial neighborhood now revitalized with cool bars and restaurants.
The English Elite
The Carlton London Restaurant Awards will be presented on March 15, and Richard Corrigan, of The Lindsay House, is a top contender for Outstanding Chef. His major rival is the chef-owner of the eponymous Gordon Ramsay. Insider picks for Best New Restaurant include Club Gascon and 1 Lombard Street.